In Memory of Lynda Harder

Celebration of life for Lynda will be at a later date.

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Lynda Hanvelt Harder, age 65, of Farmington, MN formerly of Ellsworth, WI passed away unexpectedly, at her residence, on Saturday, December 26, 2020. She was born on February 19, 1955 in Red Wing, MN to Donald and Nina (Clark) Hanvelt. She was an Ellsworth High School graduate.

On August 12, 1978 Lynda was united in marriage to Brad Harder in Hastings, MN. To this union a daughter Nina was born.

Lynda worked as a custodian for the Lakeville School District in Lakeville, MN for over 30 years retiring in 2018. She loved her job and was loved by many of the children over the years. Although she lived in Minnesota most of her life she remained an avid Green Bay Packer fan. Among her many interests were gardening, painting and quilting. She also liked taking care of her “SHE SHED”.

Lynda loved spending time with her family and after her retirement, she found  she had more time to spend with Brad, Nina and was soon going to start babysitting for her granddaughter.

Lynda is survived by her husband of 42 years, Brad Harder; her daughter, Nina (Clay) Jackson; granddaughter, Myra; her siblings, Donna Hanvelt, Steve (Lorretta) Hanvelt, Carla (Mark) Hanvelt; parents-in-law, Cornelius and Dorothy Harder; many nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives; and “hundreds of school kids”.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Donald and Nina Hanvelt; siblings, Chuck Brathall, Glen (Dianna) Brathall, Bill Brathall.

With the ongoing Covid pandemic and the safety concern for all, a Celebration of Lynda’s Life will take place at a later date.

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  • Lynda will be missed by all who knew her. I knew Lynda from Lakeville high school, back when there was only 1 high school in Lakeville. She had a way of always making us laugh. She had a lending ear when needed too. RIP Lynda, we will miss you.

  • My son and daughter both attended Lakeville South and have many fond memories of Lynda. She brought smiles to the students’ faces daily. I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that Lynda is leaving a legacy of thousands of student lives impacted by her kindness and humor.